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|Eligible Ages||18 Years and Over|
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The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Manu Jain, MD, MSc|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||Northwestern University|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Interstitial Lung Disease, ILD, Systemic Sclerosis, Scleroderma|
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic multisystem autoimmune connective tissue disease for which the etiology remains unknown. The prevalence for SSc is between 19-75 cases per 100,000 and it is more frequent in women, with a peak occurrence in the 4th or 5th decade of life. Morbidity and Mortality in SSc are substantial and pulmonary complications are now the leading cause of death among patients with SSc. Bortezomib is an FDA approved therapy for the treatment of multiple myeloma and other malignancies. The investigators have data that bortezomib inhibits TGF- signaling in vitro and promotes normal repair and prevents against lung fibrosis in the TGF-mediated intratracheal bleomycin mouse model as well as in a mouse model for skin fibrosis. This is consistent with other data in the literature that proteasomal inhibition can prevent the development of fibrosis. Further there are multiple reports on the efficacy of bortezomib in ameliorating cGVHD in patients after allogeneic HSCT for multiple myeloma. Bortezomib was also well tolerated in the large clinical trials of multiple myeloma patients with neuropathy and thrombocytopenia the primary adverse events. No pulmonary toxicities were reported in these studies. Mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept or Myfortic) belongs to a class of medications known as immunosuppressives. This medication was used originally in the management of patients with organ transplants, but is now recommended in the treatment of some autoimmune diseases such as SSc. Mycophenolate mofetil targets an enzyme in the body called inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase that is important for the formation of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in cells. By interfering with DNA, the medication impairs function of immune system cells that become overactive in autoimmune diseases. Mycophenolate mofetil is currently approved in the treatment of patients with SSc. This study is being conducted to establish the safety and tolerability of bortezomib in SSc patients at high risk for pulmonary disease progression. In addition, the study will examine the effect of bortezomib on the rate of FVC decline (a physiologic parameter closely associated with disease outcome) and other clinical parameters. In addition the investigators will also measure the effect of bortezomib on biomarkers associated with fibroblast activation. If successful, the study will provide the rationale for a multi-center placebo controlled trial to test the efficacy of bortezomib in SSc patients at high risk for progressive pulmonary disease.
Active Comparator: bortezomib plus mycophenolate mofetil
Bortezomib 1.3 mg/m² subcutaneously (or IV push if unable to tolerate subcutaneous injection) once per week for the first two weeks per month and mycophenolate mofetil 1.5 g orally twice daily for 24 weeks
Placebo Comparator: Placebo plus mycophenolate mofetil
Placebo (normal saline) 1.3 mg/m² subcutaneously (or IV push if unable to tolerate subcutaneous injection) once per week for the first two weeks per month and mycophenolate mofetil 1.5 g orally twice daily for 24 weeks
Drug: - Bortezomib
Bortezomib 1.3 mg/m² subcutaneously (or IV push if unable to tolerate subcutaneous injection) once per week for the first two weeks per month for 24 weeks
Drug: - Placebo
Placebo (normal saline) 1.3 mg/m² subcutaneously (or IV push if unable to tolerate subcutaneous injection) once per week for the first two weeks per month for 24 weeks
Drug: - Mycophenolate mofetil
Mycophenolate mofetil 1.5 g twice a day orally for 24 weeks
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